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Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1978-05-11


Topics Live concert


This show has been commercially released as Dick's Picks, Vol. 25

Cold Rain & Snow, Beat It On Down The Line, Friend Of The Devil, Looks Like Rain, Loser, Mexicali Blues-> Mama Tried, Tennessee Jed, Minglewood Blues, Peggy-O, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Dancin' In The Streets-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around; E: Werewolves of London, Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Springfield Civic Center
Location Springfield, MA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD -> Rm -> Cass -> Dat -> CD -> Sonic Solutions -> CD

Notes

SBD -> Rm -> Cass -> Dat -> CD -> Sonic Solutions -> CD via Charlie Miller

Reviews

Reviewer: GermanShepherd - - February 21, 2015
Subject: Not usually a fan
Typically, I've come to think of Werewolves of London as filler, or not even, maybe more like fodder. But the version in tonight's show is pretty damn good. The Phil contributions with his growling, and Donna's voice quivering like she's being felt up at prom, Jer's guitar and everyone is into it.
Reviewer: headless deadhead - - March 18, 2014
Subject: nice show, nicer upgrade
saw this & hope I'm not out of line posting here, sounds excellent
thanks to all involved
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - March 10, 2013
Subject: --
Man, what *balls* the organization had to release this show officially on DP25. It's the epitome of the crazy, dangerous, edgy sound the band took on in '78, maybe as a result of the smack, maybe as a way to simply make things lively after a year of total, gold-medal perfection the year before. This and the previous night are essential '78 companion pieces.

So legend has it that good ol' mescaline is the culprit this evening, and you can tell, based on the sheer volume of sheer GROWLING that goes on here - there is little to support, on the other hand, an idea that band simply went for a wild, one-shot attempt at this kind of vocalization. It's just too weird. And, ultimately, what only matters in regards to any mescaline vs. no mescaline voodoo is if it makes the performance interesting to listen to, or affects it negatively. I'm edging towards the positive - but, really, you've got to hear this thing.

Would love to hear the outtakes from this Miller board - there were quite a few tunes DP25 left off the final product...
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